2018 Federal Depository Library Conference

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DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton, Crystal City, Washington, D.C.
300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, Virginia

  • October 22: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • October 23: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • October 24: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This event is free of charge.

Featuring a keynote presentation from:

  • Ms. Kate Zwaard, Director of Digital Strategy, Library of Congress

Join the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and the Depository Library Council for the largest annual gathering of Federal depository librarians and colleagues in the country. Two and a half days of knowledge, information-sharing, and enrichment await you.

During this free event:

  • Participate in collaborative, informative, and interactive sessions presented by the DLC, GPO, other Federal agencies, and depository library staff.
  • Network with GPO staff and fellow depository librarians from across the Nation.
  • Explore interesting posters, and interact with their creators.
  • Learn about field-related tools and resources through interactive demonstrations at our vendor tables.
  • Enjoy remarks from GPO’s Director and Superintendent of Documents.
  • Take part in our FDLP social media photo booth.

Joining us virtually?

Links to enter each virtual session, and the accompanying closed captioning are available here:

Monday October 22

  • 2018 Federal Depository Library Conference Kickoff - 9:00-10:00
  • Keynote – Ms. Kate Zwaard, Director of Digital Strategy, Library of Congress - 10:30-11:00
  • Library of the Year Award Presentation - 11:00-11:30
  • LSCM Update - 1:30–2:30
  • FDLP Modernization - 2:30–3:30
  • Processing Your Preservation Steward Collection - 4:00–5:00
  • Even More Sunshine: The Role of Open Access & Digital Deposit in Making Government Documents Accessible for Open Educational Resources and Beyond - 1:30–2:30
  • Know Your FSB from your KGB: Researching Soviet/Russian Intelligence in America - 2:30–3:30
  • What Is in Those Compact Shelves? Auditing and Quantifying a Government Documents Collection - 4:00–5:00

Tuesday, October 23

  • Continuing the Conversation: Ensuring Public Access to a Comprehensive Collection - 8:30–9:30
  • Section 508 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) beyond the Federal Sphere - 9:30–10:30
  • Reach Out and Help: Serving the Underserved through Government Information - 11:00–12:00
  • “F” is for “Federal”: How to Talk to Your Lawmakers About the FDLP - 8:30–9:30
  • 15 Creative Ways to Promote Your Federal Depository Library - 9:30–10:30
  • GPO’s Library Technical Services Update - 11:00–12:00
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  • Intricacies of PURLs and Linking to Digital Content - 2:00–3:00
  • LSCM Outreach & Support Update and Question & Answer Session - 3:00–4:00
  • New govinfo Enhancements and FDsys Retirement Update - 4:30–5:30
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  • FDLP.gov Website Modernization - 2:00–3:00
  • Promoting the FDLP Through Public Library Services for Immigrants - 3:00–4:00
  • Regional Depositories Meeting - 4:30–5:30
Webinar CC

Wednesday, October 24

  • govinfo ISO 16363 Trustworthy Digital Repository Audit & Certification Status Update - 8:30–9:30
  • Access for Everyone: Ways to Increase FDLP Accessibility - 9:30–10:30
  • DLC Meeting and FDL Conference Wrap-up - 11:00-12:00
  • 2017 Biennial Survey of Depository Libraries: Results and Actions - 8:30–9:30
  • Using PolicyMap to Access Federal Data - 9:30–10:30

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Follow along with GPO and event attendees via our Twitter feed. Share your updates and photos using the hashtag #FDLConference.

Lodging and Event Venue

DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton, Crystal City, Washington, D.C.
300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, Virginia

The DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton is conveniently located within three blocks of the Pentagon City Metro Station. WiFi is available throughout the hotel, including session rooms.

Tips for Conference Success

Read GPO’s Tips for Conference Success – what to do before, during, and after the event to get the most out of your conference experience.

Washington, D.C. Tourist Information

Washington D.C., Convention and Visitors Bureau
National Park Service, District of Columbia

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Library of the Year Award 2018

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